May 16, 2022
In today's episode of Hello Animal Talks Jennie interviews Ana Maria Vasquez, Multi-Sensory Animal and Nature Intuitive.
Ana Maria covers a host of topics in seamless flow, starting with a strong connection to her own intuition and an unexpected mentorship with a tree.
She shares her stories of deep, intuitive communication with plants, animals, and people and the work she does to help bring harmony and understanding to all. It was a joy speaking with Ana Maria, and there is no better way to spend quarantine time than listening to her wise words which will benefit us all when we are again roaming the wide world.
May 9, 2022
Today on Hello Animal Talks Jennie interviews Jude Langmaid, Vice President of St. Francis Farm Sanctuary. St. Francis Farm Sanctuary rescues dogs and cats from kill shelters who are in danger of being euthanized.
Established in 2013 by Last Chance Animal Rescue, St Francis Farm Animal Sanctuary is situated on 50 acres in Carlisle, SC. Currently, the farm is home to approximately 100 dogs and 50 cats. The sanctuary was created as a safe haven for animals that cannot thrive in a traditional home.
The sanctuary specializes in dogs that require an environment that can cater to their complex behavioral challenges. They also have a large number of animals with a wide variety of medical challenges and many senior dogs and cats that prove difficult to find forever homes for.
Their continuing goal is to address these challenges and provide an alternative situation that meets their individual needs including training and socialization as well as full access to ongoing medical care.
May 2, 2022
This week on Hello Animal Talks Jennie chats with Nayomi Gunarathna of Soi Dog Foundation.
Soi Dog Foundation (Soi Dog) was established in 2003 in Phuket, Thailand, to help the street dogs and cats who had no-one else to care for them. Over 70,000 strays roamed the island, with the numbers growing alarmingly due to a lack of spay and neuter programmes to control the population. Soi Dog was created to provide a humane and sustainable solution to managing the stray population and to address their medical needs. Funding then, as it does now, came entirely from individuals who shared, and continue to share, the vision of our founders.
Their work with street animals consists of spaying and neutering to prevent unwanted puppies and kittens being born into short lives of suffering, along with the rescue, vaccination, medical treatment, sheltering, and adoption of those that cannot be returned to their territory.
April 25, 2022
This week on Hello Animal Talks Jennie chats with Anjali Ranadive of Jaws & Paws.
Women for Wolves: A rescue and sanctuary for neglected or abandoned animals run by women. Jaws & Paws is a non-profit organization founded in 2013 by marine conservationist and singer Anjali Ranadive and marine scientist Jessica Hernandez. Jaws and Paws' mission is to spread awareness for the conservation of endangered predatory species (sharks, polar bears, and tigers). Each of these species are keystone predators that maintain a healthy balance in their ecosystems. We aim to reach young adults and children in particular by promoting education through social media, internet/television campaigning, books, and other influential platforms pertaining to younger generations about the need to bring awareness to the issues endangered predatory populations are threatened by. Our foundation relies on future generations protecting endangered species worldwide.
March 14, 2022
This week on Hello Animal Talks Jennie chats with Simon Jones founder and CEO of Helping Rhinos, an international NGO based in the UK which is dedicated to supporting animal conservation, most particularly saving Rhinos. Simon tells me about the work of Helping Rhinos which through its premier fundraising is able to support boots on the ground project partnerships, mostly in Africa dedicated to saving Rhinos. He speaks about the daunting prevalence of poaching and consequent anti-poaching measures that are implemented, including patrol teams, specially trained dogs, and air surveillance. He also shares about baby rhinos rescues, sanctuaries for rhino orphans, and work with the local communities to garner their support and add value to their lives.
Simon has spent time on conservation projects in Africa, working specifically on rhino conservation. In 2012 Simon felt his perfect blend of experience in both the charity and business sectors, combined with an unwavering passion for wildlife conservation, and in particular the rhino, could be used to greater effect. Simon founded Helping Rhinos and has led the organization in its growth, achieving success in terms of brand awareness, creating partnerships, and increasing revenue year on year, all allowing the organization to achieve tangible results in its goal of protecting rhino in their natural habitat.
Enjoy Simon and check out the Helping Rhino website to learn more about this incredible organization. Helping Rhinos: https://www.helpingrhinos.org/
March 7, 2022
A new episode of the Hello Animal Talks podcast is available for your listening pleasure. Today Jennie interviews Jan Hannah of the International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW).
As IFAW’s Humane Indigenous Communities lead, Janice Hannah works with Indigenous communities and NGOs in North America to build humane and sustainable programs that improve the health and welfare of both animals (particularly dogs) and their people. Jan’s focus on companion animal welfare merges her long-term interest of working with animals and communities in culturally applicable, empowering and creative ways. Community partnerships, along with tools such as education, capacity building, and service provision, are cornerstones to IFAW’s work that prioritizes on the ground solutions that focus on each community’s unique set of challenges and opportunities.
February 28, 2022
A new episode of the Hello Animal Talks podcast is available for your listening pleasure. Jennie interviews Arrie van Deventer in our latest Hello Animal Talks podcast.
Arrie Van Deventer is the founder of The Rhino Orphanage, the very first rhino orphanage in the world, and his story is riveting. It was really fascinating to hear about the work The Rhino Orphanage is doing to save these beautiful baby rhinos, and I think you will find yourself running the gamut of emotions as you listen to his story.
Visit their website to see how you can get involved and help.
The Rhino Orphanage
The Rhino Orphanage is a registered non-profit company based in the Limpopo Province and was founded by Arrie van Deventer in 2012. The orphanage is the first specialist, dedicated, non-commercial centre that cares for orphaned and injured baby rhinos with the only aim of releasing them back into the wild. It was created as the result of a lack of a specialized place for rearing baby rhinos who have been orphaned as a consequence of the current poaching crisis which feeds the illegal trade in horns.
February 21, 2022
Jennie interviews Mark Hofberg from IFAW in our latest Hello Animal Talks podcast. Mark is a Campaigns Officer with the International Fund for Animal Welfare’s Washington D.C. office where he works to promote coexistence with wildlife across the U.S. He brings a science background to IFAW’s Washington, D.C. policy team, working with both academics and communities on the ground doing good work for animals. Mark previously worked on federal and state policy and legislation issues that dealt with wildlife trade issues, most notably the ivory trade and the pangolin trade. He also represented IFAW at the IUCN World Conservation Congress and the CITES Conference of Parties (both in 2016) promoting policies that benefit wildlife conservation. Most notably, Mark was instrumental in making sure all eight pangolin species were listed on Appendix I of CITES. He holds a M.P.P., M.S., and B.S. from the University of Maryland, College Park where he graduated as part of the interdisciplinary CONS program. To learn more about Joaquin and IFAW, visit their website.
February 14, 2022
Jennie interviews Joaquin de la Torre Ponce from the International Fund of Animal Welfare in our latest Hello Animal Talks Podcast. How do you tell the difference between a jaguar fang and a dog tooth? For Joaquin de la Torre Ponce, teaching trade officials in South America the answer to this question could help end the illegal trafficking of the region’s most endangered big cat. And that’s just one part of his job.
Joaquin has made a decade-long career out of crafting effective messages to support causes in animal welfare, conservation, and biodiversity. He started at IFAW, building relationships with media outlets in Latin America to help drive the conversation around wildlife protection. From there, Joaquin went on to consult for organizations like Oxfam before returning to IFAW as the Regional Representative for Latin America and the Caribbean.
February 9, 2022
Jennie interviews Patrick Ramage from International Fund for Animal Welfare in our latest Hello Animal Talks. Patrick Ramage has advised major companies and testified before the United States Congress, all with one goal in mind: to rescue whales. Under his leadership, IFAW has been at the forefront of worldwide efforts to reduce ocean noise, mitigate disruptive shipping routes, and end commercial whaling.